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World’s largest ship is built

Bigger and faster ships were continually being built. Owned by the White Star Line, the R.M.S. Titanic was the largest ocean vessel of its time. It had taken nearly fifty thousand men two years to build it. The ship was 900 feet long, 92 feet wide, and had eight decks. It weighed 46,328 tons. The Titanic was described as “practically unsinkable” because its 29 boilers—which powered three massive engines—were located in 16 watertight compartments. Even with two sections flooded, the ship could remain functioning and afloat. With a top speed of 24 knots, the trip from Great Britain to New York City would be accomplished in just seven days.

The Titanic was also the most luxurious ocean liner of its time. Its great oak and iron central staircase was 60 feet high and topped by a decorative glass...

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